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Raleigh to Vista (California) drive

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  Raleigh
 Atlanta
 Vicksburg (Mississippi)
 Fort Worth
 Midland
 Carlsbad Caverns National Park
 Tucson
   Vista (California) 
driving   /   6 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

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Raleigh to Vista (California) road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from Raleigh to Vista (California). If you're planning a road trip to Vista (California), you can research locations to stop along the way. Traveling with a dog or cat? View pet-friendly stops between Raleigh and Vista (California). Camping along the way? View RV campgrounds between Raleigh and Vista (California). Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

10:00 am  start in Raleigh
drive for about 6 hours

4:05 pm  Atlanta
stay overnight at W Atlanta - Midtown
leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 6 hours
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 Day 2

10:00 am  leave from W Atlanta - Midtown
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:42 pm  Vicksburg (Mississippi)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 2 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 3

10:00 am  leave from Vicksburg (Mississippi)
drive for about 6.5 hours

4:17 pm  Fort Worth
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 3 driving ≈ 6.5 hours
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 Day 4

10:00 am  leave from Fort Worth
drive for about 4.5 hours

2:41 pm  Midland
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 3:41 pm
drive for about 3 hours

6:35 pm  Carlsbad Caverns National Park
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 4 driving ≈ 7.5 hours
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 Day 5

10:00 am  leave from Carlsbad Caverns National Park
drive for about 7 hours

4:50 pm  Tucson
stay overnight and leave the next day around 10:00 am

day 5 driving ≈ 7 hours
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 Day 6

10:00 am  leave from Tucson
drive for about 7 hours

5:15 pm  arrive in Vista (California)
eat at Stone Brewing Company
stay at Park Hyatt Aviara Resort

day 6 driving ≈ 7 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

Atlanta  (133 answers)
    Georgia Aquarium  (29 mentions)
    World of Coca-Cola  (20 mentions)
    Piedmont Park  (16 mentions)
    Midtown Atlanta  (14 mentions)
    High Museum of Art  (11 mentions)
    restaurants around Atlanta:
        The Varsity
        Mary Mac's Tea Room
        Antico Pizza Napoletana
        Empire State South
        JCT Kitchen & Bar
    hotels around Atlanta:
        W Atlanta - Midtown
        The Westin Peachtree Plaza
        Artmore Hotel
        Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection
        The Highland Inn
    questions about Atlanta:
        Good Restaurants Unique to Atlanta?
        Tourist spots worth seeing in Atlanta?
        Great, reasonable places to eat.
        Authentic Southern Food!
        Best family activities in Atlanta?

Vicksburg (Mississippi)  (6 answers)

Fort Worth  (32 answers)
    Kimbell Art Museum  (9 mentions)
    Fort Worth Zoo  (5 mentions)
    Billy Bob's Texas  (5 mentions)
    Amon Carter Museum of American Art  (5 mentions)
    Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth  (5 mentions)
    restaurants around Fort Worth:
        Joe T. Garcia's
        Love Shack
    questions about Fort Worth:
        Best free things to do in Fort Worth?
        Best neighborhoods for 20 somethings to live

Midland  (6 answers)

Carlsbad Caverns National Park  (21 mentions)

Tucson  (55 answers)
    El Charro Cafe  (2 mentions)
    Ventana Canyon Trailhead  (2 mentions)
    questions about Tucson:
        What to do in Tucson- staying near UofA
        Best free things to do in Tucson?


Where's the best place to stay in Vista (California)?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Vista (California).

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Park Hyatt Aviara Resort, which was mentioned 2 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Tamarack Beach Resort  (2 mentions)

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Where's the best place to eat in Vista (California)?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Stone Brewing Company, which was mentioned 4 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

La Costa Resort & Spa  (3 mentions)
Stone Brewing Co.  (3 mentions)
PAON  (2 mentions)

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What are some things to do in Vista (California)?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Legoland  (8 mentions)
The Flower Fields  (3 mentions)
Mother Earth Brew Co  (2 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Vista (California) to Raleigh drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from Raleigh to Vista (California). Or get a full Raleigh to Vista (California) flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know Raleigh well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about Raleigh!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 2,578 miles
driving time of 36 hours, 47 minutes
Vista (California) is 3 hours behind Raleigh
17 Raleigh travel answers
133 Atlanta travel answers
6 Vicksburg (Mississippi) travel answers
32 Fort Worth travel answers
6 Midland travel answers
55 Tucson travel answers
2 Vista (California) travel answers





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